It’s a series with a chequered past but the US adaptation of Danish crime drama The Killing seems to be a fan favourite online.
Cable network AMC axed the show, produced by Fox Television Studios, last year after two seasons had aired.
However, it was resurrected in January this year when the network and studio announced season three would begin production last month.
Now both parties have struck a rights deal with VoD platform Netflix, which will take exclusive streaming rights to the new season and make it available to subscribers in Canada and the US three months after the season finale on AMC.
Season one and two of The Killing are both currently available on Netflix and will become available to subscribers in all countries the service is available over the next few months.
With much industry talk over the increasing popularity of serialised dramas, as opposed to procedural-type shows, and the shift in viewing habits towards ‘box-set binge viewing’, The Killing is a perfect example of the type of show Netflix subscribers are drawn to.
Showrunner Veena Sud returns to the show for season three, along with original cast members Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman.
The Killing is based on Danish public broadcaster DR-produced Forbrydelsen, which concluded at the end of its third season.
Fox Television Studios is behind other dramas including Burn Notice, White Collar and the forthcoming Graceland for USA Network; The Americans for FX; and The Glades for A&E.
Source: Netflix / PR Newswire